KENT, WA (CNN/KING) -- Neighbors got a rude awakening Friday morning in Kent, Washington. The landing gear door of an airplane fell from the sky, narrowly missing a car.
On the surface what happened in this Kent East Hill neighborhood doesn't seem loaded with fortune.
Part of an airplane crashed to the earth that brought out the police, the FAA and the neighborhood. Neighbor Lea Dermody says, "Something that, you know, said, 'Were you there when it happened?'"
It's a landing gear door from a passing Boeing 767. Neighbors say the disposed part was guided down by luck. Neighbor John Hansen says, "This is a piece of the door that fell. I couldn't pick up the whole thing so I just got a little piece."
And John Hansen knows that first hand. He says, "It's got to be a one in a million shot."
Just before seven, he went to grab some coffee and says, "Came back to turn in my driveway and there was part of an airplane sitting here."
Lucky, it could've been worse. It didn't hit any houses, it didn't hit any people. That's why Hansen's holding on to part of the plane. He says, "A souvenir. Keep it around, see how lucky I was."
And remind him how lucky he's been. Just over a year ago, he had a heart attack. He says, "Fortunately, I happened to be driving by the hospital at the time."
And a few years before that, a boat he chartered with his baseball team sunk in the Gulf of Mexico.
So luck, yeah, that's the story Hansen's going with. He says, "Yeah, you know, that's a new experience. Scratch that off my bucket list."